Grape jelly, especially Concord grape, is one of my kids’ favorite jellies. We used unsweetened grape juice that was made of a blend of grape juices from the grocery store for this recipe, but fresh Concord Grape Juice has the best flavor.
Crab Apple Butter is a delicious novelty from my homestead. It’s sweet, tart, and has a beautiful pink color. I love giving it as a gift to friends and family.
Blueberries are ONE of my favorite berries (it’s hard to pick a favorite). Making them into blueberry jam is one of the simplest ways to preserve them to enjoy the rest of the year.
We have several different varieties on our homestead, so that we have raspberries all season long. Each variety needs to be pruned once a year, but the methods for pruning of Summer-Bearing Raspberries and Ever-Bearing/Fall-Bearing Raspberries are very different. The timing is important to get the most from your raspberry plants.
Preparing your jars and lids for canning is a very important step in the canning process.
The process below is used for glass canning jars and two-piece, metal, vacuum-seal, canning lids.
Gardening is fun and rewarding activity for kids. My husband and I enjoy growing flowers, herbs, vegetables, and more. I personally like vegetable and herb gardening. It is so rewarding to grow what you eat and eat what you grow. Gardening gives us a real appreciation for where our food comes from.